Language & Communication Studies at Columbia College

The language and communication studies department at Columbia College provides an intense, comprehensive study of literature, writing and communication. Graduates are prepared to help businesses and organizations communicate their messages clearly and strategically.


Programs and experiences we offer

In addition to academic programs, we have an annual literary review, as well as student honor societies.

Bachelor's degrees

Choose a degree that hones your writing, communication and critical thinking skills.


Gain an edge in the workforce by taking a few more classes to add a minor to your degree.

English proficiency program

English for Academic Purposes helps non-native speakers improve English proficiency to prepare for college in the U.S. Available at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.


Department involvement

Get to know the department and your Language and Communication Studies peers better.


Literary Review Published yearly

The Columbia College Literary Review (CCLR) publishes student and professional creative writing and produces an online literary magazine that publishes student creative work. CCLR provides opportunities for students to network with other members of the national and local literary and artistic communities, participate in professional internships and promote a nationally recognized magazine.

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Elizabeth Dennis: Creating confident writers

“When students leave my class, they know their weaknesses and what they need to improve upon with their writing. But most importantly, they know their strengths as a writer and how effective they can be as a writer, whatever class they next take.”
— Elizabeth Dennis, Adjunct Instructor, Columbia College-Kansas City

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